Solid Waste Management District

Our newest service starts today(January 10, 2019)! Our partners at INTEGRA dropped off SECURE/LOCKED bins for document shredding. Residents can come to our HHW Center during business hours and safely dispose of confidential papers that are piling up at home. No on site fees!

HHW South Bend will be closed April 19 and 20 for Easter. HHW Mishawaka will be closed April 19.
The HHW Center in Mishawaka is now open 8:30-3:00 Tuesday-Saturday. The main HHW center is located at 828 Kerr St. South Bend IN 46601 and is open year round.  Hours 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday, 
Saturday 8:00-12:00.


On January 14, 2019, a public meeting was held by the Board of Directors (Board) for the Solid Waste Management District of St. Joseph County (SWMD).  With an eye on reducing costs, the Board approved that Recycling fees will now be collected as a "Special Assessment" on County Property tax rolls.  $17.00 Recycling Fee and $4.50 Hazardous Waste Fee will be collected with property taxes twice annually.  City of South Bend residents will no longer be billed on the Water Bill.  County residents will not receive paper bills.


If you currently have an "automatic payment" set-up with a bank, credit union, or credit card it needs to be cancelled.  Effective immediately, the SWMD will no longer accept cash, check, or credit card payments.  If there is a "delinquent" balance, it will be added to the tax bill.


The Solid Waste Management District serves all residents throughout St. Joseph County.

The District was formed in 1991 by St. Joseph County Resolution 5-97. This resolution established a District in accordance with IC 13-21-2-14.5.

The District Board is comprised of elected officials from:
  • St. Joseph County
  • City of Mishawaka
  • City of South Bend
  • Town of New Carlise


The District offers comprehensive recycling, household hazardous waste (HHW), educational services to the citizens of St. Joseph County. These services include:
  • Countywide Curbside Recycling Program
  • Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility
  • School Education Efforts
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The Solid Waste Management Staff is here to serve you, please contact us at any time.

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